In cases of carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP), the initial goal is to identify the occult tumor so patients have the best oncologic outcome and minimize treatment-related side effects. A retrospective study showed that transoral robotic surgery (TORS) successfully detected the occult malignancy for 80 percent of patients. Many of these patients were subsequently able to forgo radiation (25 percent) and/or chemotherapy (67 percent).

In this white paper, Dr. Kyle Hatten, Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Director of Robotic Surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, explains how TORS improves both the diagnosis and treatment of CUP.

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